Many of us are growing food in the backyard, sometimes a few heads of lettuce and kale for winter, sometimes a serious year-round vegetable garden.
You’ll find this video interesting and important to know about if you’ve ever fantasized about your own vegetable garden, even on a small scale. A twenty-first century version of the victory garden is a powerful action to take regarding sustainability at the family table and of the planet. We can grow some of our own, or provide a backyard plot for other urban farmers to plant. Either way, if our edible gardens supplement what farmers produce they’ll still have a daunting task keeping up with the demands of a megatropolis for locally grown food.
Fritz Haeg is a designer activist who is promoting edible estates. He wants us to plant food in the front yard instead of grass. Swapping Grass for Grub, a previous MixedGreens post, features his video and website about edible gardening. All food for thought.